Join Jewish Voice for Peace Sacramento for a Hanukkah Celebration on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Southside Park Cohousing, located at 5th and T Street in downtown Sacramento.
In celebration of Hanukkah, JVP members and attendees will light candles, enjoy latkes with apple sauce and sour cream, join in songs of justice and equality, and learn more about the work of UNRWA, responsible since 1949 for the education, healthcare, nutrition, and other humanitarian services for Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip, West Bank (including East Jerusalem), Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan.
The dinner will feature a brief presentation by Mohammed Eid, a Palestine refugee who grew up in Rafah Camp in the Gaza Strip. He is both a beneficiary and former employee of UNRWA, will speak about life growing up in Gaza, and will answer questions about the role UNRWA played in his life. Moh is a current Rotary Fellow and is studying to receive a joint-master’s degree from University of North Carolina (UNC) and Duke University.
In response to the US government’s decision to cut all funding to UNRWA, JVP will also be collecting donations to UNRWA USA at the event to show solidarity and help fill the funding gap. If you cannot attend, you can donate to help fund UNRWA here.